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Institute for Medicaid Innovation

Midwifery Learning Collaborative

A 3-year learning collaborative for state-based teams looking to develop sustainable initiatives to advance midwifery-led care for the Medicaid population in Kentucky. 



Attention by public health professionals, managed care entities, and advocates of midwifery have gained momentum in recent years. Despite this attention, access to midwifery-led care continues to encounter constraints. In 2018, the Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) launched an intensive, 3-year learning collaborative, aligning key stakeholders to accomplish changes to a fragmented system and aim for a collaborative approach to addressing challenges specific to Kentucky. 

Goals of the Kentucky Midwifery Learning Collaborative

  • Structured discussion on key topics such as payment reform, modernization of policies, credentialing, licensure, etc.

  • Identify key concepts that are critical for advancing midwifery-led care for the Medicaid population in Kentucky

  • Delve into learning opportunities, strategic planning, and capacity building

  • Explore the development and implementation of models into state, organization, and/or clinical practice settings

  • Stakeholder engagement with each other in partnership to identify opportunities and problem solve to provide access to midwifery care

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Crystal Salt

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 Kentucky's Midwifery Learning Collaborative has made a tremendous impact thanks to the help of members and key stakeholders who support midwifery in Kentucky. The core of our work lies in the continuous passion and dedication we bring to the range of projects. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Kentuckians.

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